Quick Facts

Physical Impairment – Quadriplegia
Wheelchair Rugby
How acquired
Motor-cross accident
Date of Birth
March 1, 1977
Hoppers Crossing, VIC
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Games Experience

London 2012


Glenn Archer and Adam Gilchrist

Career Highlights

Being selected on the Australian Wheelchair Rugby Team for the 2010 World Championships, winning gold at London 2012


No one can ever accuse Jason Lees of not living life to the fullest. Passionate about motorsport, Jason enjoys drag-racing and hitting the bush tracks in his off-road buggy.

He is also growing a reputation as an outstanding wheelchair rugby player and first earned selection to the Australian Wheelchair Rugby squad in mid-2009.

Jason was enjoying his passion for motorbikes and was working as an automotive mechanic when in 2000 he was involved in a motocross accident that saw him break his neck. Two years later, he began to play wheelchair rugby socially as a way to keep fit and continued to play for years for fun. In 2008 he watched Australia’s silver medal success at the Beijing Paralympic Games and decided to devote his career towards becoming a Paralympian and winning gold for Australia.

Jason had his first chance to shine in Australian colours at the 2009 Asia-Oceania Zone Championships in New Zealand, where the squad took out the gold. He has since represented Australia at the Four Nations Tournament and Canada Cup in 2010, the 2010 World Championships and the Great Britain Cup in 2011 – culminating in the London Paralympic Games.


Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair Rugby Classification: 1.0